16:00 Introduction Lecture: «From Lab to large Scale – Industrial Biocatalysis from an SIBC Perspective»
          Dr. Hans-Peter Meyer, HES-SO Valais-Wallis; Dr. Steven Hanlon, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

16:30 Meet experts, potential partners and friends from industry academia and government and find solutions for current and future challenges:

Topics of the roundtables:

  • Renewable feedstock: can we move away from petrochemicals?
    Experts: Martin Vollmer (Clariant), Jeremy Luterbacher (EPFL Lausanne) and James Clark, (University of York)
  • Chemo and Biocatalysis: how do we get the best out of the two worlds? 
    Experts: Rebecca Buller (ZHAW Wädenswil ) and Hans-Peter Meyer (HES-SO Valais-Wallis), Christophe Copéret (ETHZ)
  • Big data and AI: What is the impact of the digital revolution on process control and process optimization?
    Experts: Georg Wuitschik (Roche), Torsten Lutsch (Syngenta) and Benjamin Martin (Novartis)
  • Environmental Sciences: Can environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology research contribute to designing green chemicals?
    Experts: Kathrin Fenner (Eawag Dübendorf, University of Zürich), Francis Pilloud (Syngenta), Stefan Höger, Innovative Environmental Services (IES) Ltd.
  • Technology Platforms and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): What role do Technology Platforms like SusChem Switzerland, innoSuisse and industrial CSR platforms play in driving sustainability related project?
    Experts: Greet van Eetwelde (INEOS), Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat (Firmenich), Edouard Godineau (Syngenta and SusChem.CH), Nicolas Martin (Innosuisse)